Special Program: Fish Tales

Fish Tales: Traditions & Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

Saturday, February 25, 2017
2:00 p.m at Bandon Public Library Sprague Community Room

Oregonians love the wild beauty of our 363 miles of coastline, but finding truly local seafood can be hard, even on the coast. The US imports approximately 90 percent of its seafood and ships out nearly as much to the global market. Why aren’t we eating more local seafood, now that preserving and distribution technologies are the most sophisticated they have ever been? Why do we consider seafood more a delicacy now than it has been in the past?

Presenter Jennifer Burns Bright is a food and travel writer based in Port Orford, Oregon. She recently retired from teaching at the University of Oregon. She holds a PhD from the University of California at Irvine and a Master Food Preserver certification. Her writing appears in Gastronomica, Oregon Quarterly, NPR’s The Salt, AAA’s Via, and Eugene Magazine.